R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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February 20th, 1890Dear Mr. Muir, -I am very glad to learn that you are at work on the proposed extension of the Yosemite Valley Grant.As you seem a lit tied troubled about going over the old ground of the Yosemite itself, I have hit upon a man who will relieve you of that part of it, leaving you free to consider only the portion outside of the Valley, and [illegible] Big Tree reservation. Of course, this will not cut you off from mentioning anything you want inside of the present grant; but it would relieve you of the necessity of going over the whole ground.I inclose a copy of the map sent to me by Robinson, and anything coming within this limit could not fail to be apropos.After you have given a comprehensive idea of the whole field, you might go frankly into the dangers, as well as the difficulties, of the present system of management.We should like to illustrate your paper with engravings of any photographs you may know, and with your sketches and Keith's. If the last cannot be had in convenient form, except by photographing them, please have that done.Among the sketches which we ought to have are:- Cathedral Peak, the Tuolumne meadows and mountains beyond them, water falls0/402


…Union Square, New York

Date Original

1890 Feb 20


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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